Before and Behind the Lens examines the role of photographic images in art and the transformation of the medium since the early experiments with new technology in the 19th century, to today’s explorations of the potential of the optical lens.
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition
9 February–12 May 2019
Written in Light – Early Photography
26 May 2018–13 January 2019 at Moderna Museet Malmö
Gerard Byrne – Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli – Film inside an Image
8 April–3 September 2017
Written in Light – The First Photographers
8 April–3 September 2017
24 March 2017–7 January 2018
11 March–10 September 2017
December 2018–August 2019
November 2018–August 2019
A selection of black-and-white photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson next to Apollon (1953) by Henri Matisse.
Read more: New presentation: Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Düsseldorf School – Modern Photography from Germany
May 2018–March 2019
Works by Bernd och Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Michael Schmidt, Frank Thiel.
Close Encounters – Nan Goldin with Friends
December 2017–May 2018
Works by Larry Clark, JH Engström, Nan Goldin, Anders Petersen.
Read more: Photography project continues
Staged Photography – Cindy Sherman and the Postmodern
November 2017–January 2019
Works by Annika von Hausswolff, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Robbins, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall.
Angels and Demons – From Francesca Woodman to Cindy Sherman
March 2017–March 2018
Works by Tuija Lindström, Sally Mann, Duane Michaels, Cindy Sherman, Martha Wilson, Francesca Woodman.
Photo-Based – Contemporary Nordic Photography and Film
October 2017–March 2018
Works by Elina Brotherus, Maria Hedlund, Ulf Lundin, Nelli Palomäki.
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Themed guided tours
The themed guided tour of ”Photography and Art: photo-based art from the 1980s to today” guides you through the history of photography. Admission free, no booking. In Swedish.
Time and date: Calendar: Guided Tour
Discussions and film screenings
- Friday 20 April 2018, at 13.00
On Photography – a symposium on the legacy of Susan Sontag
- Friday 17 November 2017, at 18.00
Artist talk with Annika Eriksson, Maria Hedlund and Ulf Lundin (in Swedish).
- Friday 1 September 2017, at 17.00
Last weekend for Gerard Byrne – Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli – Film inside an Image and Written in Light – The First Photographers
- Friday, 28 April 2017, at 18.30
An artist talk about two contemporary photographers and their relationship to early photography, with Jenny Källman and Martin Karlsson Tebus (Golden Sunset). Moderator: Anna Tellgren, curator (in Swedish).
- Friday, 21 April 2017, at 18.30
Film screening “The Big Scene”, with an introduction by Tova Mozard. In the Cinema. Moderna Bar will be open after the screening.
- Friday, 7 April 2017, at 18.30
Gerard Byrne talks to the curator Magnus af Petersens at the opening of the exhibitions Gerard Byrne – Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli – Film inside an Image and Written in Light – The First Photographers. 2nd Floor.
- Friday, 7 April 2017, at 14.00
Film screening “The Big Scene” by Tova Mozard. In the Cinema, floor 2
- Friday, 24 March 2017, at 18.30 pm
Eva Stenram, Linda Hofvander and Julia Peirone talk to the curator Magnus af Petersens. In the exhibition Golden Sunset, floor 4. After the discussion, Art and Theory will present books with their photographs. In the Moderna Bar.
- Guided tour